When police asked a hit-and-run driver last week in Van Buren, Ark., why she left the scene without stopping she said, “I left because I didn’t want my ice cream to melt.”
Now this woman has her priorities straight! After all, it was hot that day. Never mind that she had rear-ended a car, caused damage, and—who knows—might have injured the other driver.
But you can’t let your ice cream melt.
Her reason is flimsy and sounds half-baked. (Sorry, pun intended.)
But don’t our reasons for not giving the Lord our complete service, our entire selves, our best efforts, sound a lot like the hit-and-run driver?
Our souls are in danger of eternity distant from God and we’re worried about melting ice cream.
Our neighbor plummets toward destruction and we’re rearranging the what-nots on the shelf.
Today is the day of salvation. The service of God awaits. Who will answer his call?
“Amasiah son of Zicri, … volunteered himself for the service of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 17:16 NIV).